Toyota Recalling 1.9 Million Prius Hybrids Over Software Defect

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TOKYO, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Wednesday issued a recall covering all 1.9 million of the third-generation Prius cars sold worldwide, due to a programming glitch in their hybrid system. About half of the recalls are in Japan and 713,000 in North America, a Toyota spokeswoman said. No accidents have been reported related to the defect. Toyota said the problem was in the software used to control the boost converter in a module that is part of the hybrid system. "The setting ...

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